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Class 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Class Teacher: Mrs Woolman

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Smith, Mrs Knight and Mrs Hewitt

A very warm welcome to Class 2's webpage!

 

This webpage is designed to inform you of the Year 2 curriculum and ways you can support your child. Please check ClassDojo for regular updates and photos about what your child is learning in class.

Information:

PE:

  • Your child may come to school wearing PE kit on a Tuesday when we have outdoor PE.
  • Please make sure earrings are taken out on this day and hair is tied back. 
  • Your child may also come to school in outdoor PE kit if they have after school sports club. 

 

Handwriting in Class 2

This is how each letter should be formed. We call the join going into the letter a 'launcher'. Your child does not need to join their handwriting yet unless they are already doing so. 

Strategies for Learning Spellings

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How have you lived out our mission statement today?

Our Curriculum

Maths

At St. Peter's we use White Rose Maths for our maths curriculum. 

 

"Together, we’re building a whole new culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress. No matter what their starting points, we help teachers and learners everywhere to achieve excellence."

 

Your child will get a Times Tables Rockstars login this year so they can start battling against their friends and have a blast learning their times tables!

Talk for Writing

At St. Peter's we use Talk for Writing. The Talk for Writing approach enables children to read and write independently for a variety of audiences and purposes within different subjects. A key feature is that children internalise the language structures needed to write through ‘talking the text’ as well as close reading. The approach moves from dependence towards independence with the teacher using shared and guided teaching to develop the ability in children to write creatively and powerfully. 

Schools underpin their English work by establishing a core reading spine of quality fiction, poetry and non-fiction that all children experience and draw upon. 

https://www.talk4writing.co.uk 

In our classroom, you will see lots of our learning on the 'washing line' and working walls. 

You will find out what books and topics your child will be focussing on in the Year 2 long term plan (link below). This may change throughout the year as the children's interests change and develop!

Phonics and Guided Reading 

We follow the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc. scheme for phonics and guided reading. For half an hour per day, we will have a speed sounds lesson where the children will learn a new sound and revise previously taught sounds. They will also practise spelling this within words. We then focus on a book, where we aim to build our fluency. When we are confident reading this text, we are encouraged to answer comprehension questions. 

Religious Education

Science

In Year 2 we focus on the following topics: 

Animals including humans

Living things and their habitats

Uses of everyday materials

Plants

Scientists and inventors 

 

We will also focus on working scientifically and we will regularly undertake mini experiments and investigations in class. These will be found in our science floor book.

If you would like to speak to me, you can send me a message on ClassDojo. You can also send me an email to: m.woolman@stpetersprimary.org

Many thanks for your continued support. 

 

Mrs Woolman

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